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Nie Shubin

China court finds man executed 21 years ago innocent

BEIJING: China's top court on Friday cleared a man executed 21 years ago for murder -- more than a decade after another man confessed to the killing -- in the latest miscarriage of justice in the Communist-ruled country. Nie Shubin was 20 years old when he faced a firing squad in 1995, two days after being convicted of rape and murder. "The Supreme People’s Court believes that the facts used in the original trial were unclear and the evidence insufficient, and so changes the original sentence to one of innocence,” it…